The horses head to the track for the 135th running of the Kentucky Derby.
Photo: Mike Corrado
""And they're off…""
Photo: RICK SAMUELS
Join in the Dance (red cap) took an early lead.
Mine That Bird and jockey Calvin Borel were in last place heading into the first turn.
Mine That Bird and Calvin Borel trailed the entire field around the first turn, settling in along the rail.
Mine That Bird and Calvin Borel rode patiently along the rail down the backstretch but remained in last place.
Coming around the final turn, Join in the Dance remained in the lead.
Photo: REED PALMER
Photo: COURTNEY BEARSE
Moving into the top of the stretch Mine That Bird passes more than half the field as Calvin Borel continues his ride along the rail.
Mine That Bird and Calvin Borel squeeze by Join in the Dance along the rail.
Mine That Bird then passed Pioneerofthe Nile to take the lead.
Mine That Bird begins to extend his lead down the stretch.
Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt
Photo: SKIP DICKSTEIN
Jockey Calvin Borel celebrated with trainer Chip Woolley and owners Mark Allen and Dr. Leonard Blach.
How sweet it is…
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